The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Along the way toward completing the 2-year Diesel Technology certificate of achievement, students have the opportunity to earn Skills Certificates.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Diesel Chassis (T4 and T5) Skills Certificate trains students in theory, design, operation, troubleshoot and maintenance of heavy duty chassis, steering and brake systems and prepares students to pass the T4 and T5 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Brakes and Suspension and Steering Certifications Exams
Students who complete this certificate are prepared to enter the diesel trade as an apprentice level technician specializing heavy duty chassis, brakes and suspension.
- Inspect, evaluate and repair steering, brakes, suspension and chassis electrical systems on heavy duty trucks.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
In order to receive this certificate, all courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.